The Giant, O'Brien

The Giant, O'Brien

A Novel

eBook - 2007
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A sick Irish giant in 18th century London is offered money by an anatomist if he will bequeath his body. The giant refuses, he wants to enter heaven whole, but the anatomist gets the body anyway. A parable on man of myth versus man of science. By the author of Eight Months on Ghazzah Street.
Publisher: New York : Picador/Henry Holt Company, 2007
Edition: First Picador edition
ISBN: 9781429932196
1429932198
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 pages) : portrait

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hayasash
Jul 13, 2016

Beautifully written. The further you read on, the more you want to keep on reading. It describes the change in life that cities bring, compared to the peaceful simpleness of outside life. A great read for a summer evening. Barely drones on at times.

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finn75
Jan 26, 2015

A sad but brilliant book

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FavouriteFiction Oct 22, 2009

The story of 18th-century Irish giant Charles Byrnes and the surgeon who becomes obsessed with dissecting him after he dies.

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